This unit will enable students to articulate a theology of vocation as they engage with a range of biblical, theological and contextual resources. Students will also reflect upon experiential contexts in a posture of exploration, experiment and discernment regarding future purposeful vocation. Experiential contexts may include: work experience in fields of interest, areas of perceived passion / giftedness, volunteering to meet a community need. Key theological and formational issues will be explored e.g. discerning vocation, identity and character, goal setting, ethics and work, spiritual disciplines.
Unit Code: DP8014S
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Articulate self-learning goals and objectives to achieve these goals.
Identify core aspects of their operational theology and spiritual identity through directed peer reflection.
Critically evaluate a range of personal and theological perspectives on vocational motivation, giftedness and call.
Articulate a theologically coherent understanding of vocation.
Integrate reflective practice and demonstrate self-awareness in their vocational setting.
Classroom lectures and experiential methodology in contexts. Students are required to engage in a number of experiential contexts which may include: work experience in fields of interest, areas of perceived passion / giftedness, volunteering to meet a community need. These experiences provide a framework for reflection, input and learning about calling and vocation. Meetings with mentors and peers also provide opportunity for theological reflection.
500 word experiential journal summar
500 word experiential journal summary
1000 word reading report and response
2500 word integrative essay
Completion of evaluation protocols, effective engagement with peers and reflection with mentors (equivalent 1500 words).
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2016
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-19 15:30:00 +1000